All Blacks unveil World Cup jersey

July 4, 2019

The All Blacks jersey for this year’s World Cup has been unveiled.

The jersey pays respect to both Maori and Japanese cultures.

Designed by company Y-3, it is a collaboration label between Adidas and legendary Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto.

Yohji Yamamoto, who is world renowned for his striking, avant-garde designs, said “We wanted to create a jersey that brought together the Japanese and Maori cultures.”

The design has hand-drawn koru and fern motifs in a celebration of Maori culture.

New Zealand Rugby’s Kaihautu said: “The fern design represents the legacy of those players who have worn the jersey in the past, while the unfurling koru represents the younger players coming through – the All Blacks of the future.

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